Special Interest Sections

Participation in PRSA Richmond chapter’s special interest sections is included with membership. Members can receive information about special interest sections by self-selecting the section within their member profiles.

Independent Practitioners

The PRSA Richmond Independent Practitioners Alliance enables independent practitioners to network and share information with, and seek advice from, other PRSA members who share their entrepreneurial interests.
 The section’s purpose is to strengthen the independent sector in the Richmond PR community, advocate for independents within the local chapter, advance their business opportunities and create tailored professional development opportunities.

For more information, contact Independent Practitioners Chair Karen Batalo at kabatalo@comcast.net.

Nonprofit Section

The Nonprofit Section welcomes PRSA Richmond members who work for nonprofit organizations. The group shares best practices and insight on the challenges nonprofits face. Information specific to nonprofits is distributed on a regular basis and the group meets several times throughout the year.

ConnectVA and PRSA Richmond have joined forces to provide a Communications and Marketing Message Board to answer public relations questions and share best practices.

For more information, contact Nonprofit Chair Pryor Green, APR, at pryor.green@vmfa.museum.

Senior Practitioners

The Senior Practitioner’s group welcomes Richmond PRSA members with 10 or more years of professional experience. Senior practitioners gather two or three times a year for roundtable discussions of “hot” topics and for small-group meetings with visiting VIP practitioners.

For more information, contact Senior Practitioners Chair Elia Imler at elia_imler@bshsi.org.

Next Wave

The Next Wave is a special interest section for junior practitioners with five years or less of public relations experience. Opportunities include events designed for networking with peers and getting career advice from top-level local practitioners.

The chapter also offers a mentorship program that will pair members with experienced practitioners who they can meet with periodically to discuss industry insights, career paths and much more.

For more information contact Next Wave Chair Jay Ell Alexander at jayell.alexander@gmail.com.


Page header photo credit: Caroline Martin Photography